Tag Archives: Iraq War

Tom Hayden :
It’s time to act against escalation in Iraq and Iran

We must support diplomacy while pointing out there is no military solution. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | March 3, 2015 Peace and justice activists should — at the very least — send messages now to members of … finish reading Tom Hayden :
It’s time to act against escalation in Iraq and Iran

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Tom Hayden :
From Vietnam to Iraq, lessons never learned

We cannot trust the ‘best and brightest’ to have the answers any more than students trusted their pedigreed elders 50 years ago. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | September 17, 2014 [The following remarks, provided to The Rag … finish reading Tom Hayden :
From Vietnam to Iraq, lessons never learned

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Tom Hayden :
Where is Obama’s exit strategy?

The Islamic State wants the Americans to bomb and invade its territory because foreign aggression is the surest way to unite all Sunni factions. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | September 10, 2014 A disturbing omission in President … finish reading Tom Hayden :
Where is Obama’s exit strategy?

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Steve Russell :
The third time in Iraq is not the charm

The do-nothing Congress has to date done nothing. In better and more rational times there would already be a roaring debate. By Steve Russell | The Rag Blog | August 20, 2014 In my clearest memory of Iraq War I, … finish reading Steve Russell :
The third time in Iraq is not the charm

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Ron Jacobs :
BOOKS | The pacification that never ends

Patrick Cockburn looks at the non-state forces in the region, who they are backed by, the motives of those backers. and the sectarian desires of the jihadis. By Ron Jacobs | The Rag Blog | August 19, 2014 [The Jihadis … finish reading Ron Jacobs :
BOOKS | The pacification that never ends

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Tom Hayden :
There are alternatives to more war in Iraq

To reject the ‘Long War’ doctrine, the American Left first has to understand it. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | August 16, 2014 Hillary Clinton’s flapping of her hawkish wings only intensifies the pressure on President Barack Obama … finish reading Tom Hayden :
There are alternatives to more war in Iraq

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Tom Hayden :
BOOKS | Counterinsurgency architect Kilcullen on the ‘coming age of the urban guerrilla’

David Kilcullen leaves Iraq and Afghanistan behind to concentrate on how to keep malignant masses of desperate people at bay in a coming urban apocalypse. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | July 8, 2014 [Out of the Mountains: … finish reading Tom Hayden :
BOOKS | Counterinsurgency architect Kilcullen on the ‘coming age of the urban guerrilla’

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Tom Hayden :
Who is creating a terrorist threat?

The imminent danger is that Obama is preparing to go to war not to ‘save Baghdad’ but to attack the perceived threat of a Sunni jihadist ‘sanctuary.’ By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | June 25, 2014 Contrary to … finish reading Tom Hayden :
Who is creating a terrorist threat?

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Tom Hayden :
Are we seeing the ‘dismemberment’ of Iraq?

The other Hayden says Iraq is ‘dead’ and will be replaced by three ‘successor’ states. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | June 21, 2014 Former CIA director Michael Hayden says Iraq is dead, “will not be reconstituted,” and … finish reading Tom Hayden :
Are we seeing the ‘dismemberment’ of Iraq?

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Lamar W. Hankins :
Bowe Bergdahl, the ‘universal soldier,’ and the true cost of war

As long as there are people who will agree to fight to kill others for the whims of a nation state’s leaders, we will continue to have war. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | June 19, 2014 … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
Bowe Bergdahl, the ‘universal soldier,’ and the true cost of war

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Tom Hayden :
The madness in Iraq and the comeback of the neocons

The original blame for this disaster is on the Bush administration, but also on all those who succumbed to a Superpower Syndrome, which claimed we could redesign the Middle East. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | June 17, … finish reading Tom Hayden :
The madness in Iraq and the comeback of the neocons

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Dave Zirin :
SPORT | Pat Tillman, the Boston Marathon, and a Tale of Two Anniversaries

Two upcoming sports anniversaries contain elements of tragedy, honor, and courage. But one won’t get much attention. By Dave Zirin | The Rag Blog | April 15, 2014 Two wrenching anniversaries loom in the world of sports. Both are in … finish reading Dave Zirin :
SPORT | Pat Tillman, the Boston Marathon, and a Tale of Two Anniversaries

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